Allen  Hartman
Allen "Dean" Hartman, 74, almost 75, of South Lake Leelanau, passed away at home on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 with his loving family at his side.
Dean was born on Jan. 13, 1945 in Jay County, Indiana, to the late Ralph and Violet (Zeigler) Hartman. He married Donna Jean Rowling on Jan. 16, 1962 in Traverse City.
Dean was a member of the Northland Community Church. He was a mounted deputy, sheriff posse in Leelanau County and a volunteer for the Bingham Fire Department.
He enjoyed horseback riding, working on the farm, snowmobiling and wood working. Most of all, Dean loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by each of them.
Surviving Dean are his wife of 58 wonderful years, Donna; children, Jody Aprill, Joellen (Greg) Kiessel, Joel (Lisa) Hartman and Audri (Devante Walker) Waldron; grandchildren, Jamie (Brad) Schichtel, Mandy (Brian) Weible, Tonya (Jeremy) Hanley, Amber (Josh) Turner, Jessica (Ed) Grubaugh and Brenden Hartman; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Gavin and Jessica Schichtel, Carly, Cameron and Alexis Weible, Jenna Nelson, Lance Hanley, Brady, Kennedy and JJ Turner, Caylee and Nathan Grubaugh; great-great-grandchild, Lincoln Walker; siblings, Marvin Hartman, Eva Coleman, Lowell (Janet) Hartman, John Hartman, Karen Matney and Thurl (Betty) Hartman; many neighborhood adopted grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dwayne, Raymond and Charles; son-in-law, Scott Aprill; and great-granddaughter, Jasmine.
Visitation will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., with a visitation beginning at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at The Christ Church. The Rev. Jeff Goodwin will preside.
Memorial contributions may be directed to his wife, Donna.
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The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on November 20, 2019


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